|Name & Title||Contact Info||Contact Regarding|
|Luke Gietman Director of Religious Education||
757-6555 ext. 207
|Faith Formation, Confirmation, Adult Confirmation, Schedule, Vacation Bible School, Certification, RCIA (Becoming Catholic), and Website|
|Barbara Tate Faith Formation Coordinator||
|Religious Education Grades 1-8, 1st Communion, 1st Penance|
|Sue Brockman Faith Formation Secretary||
|Registration, Tuition Questions, Billing, Schedule, Volunteering|
Faith Formation is most productive when it compliments the faith lived out each and every day by families centered on the Sunday Mass. Faith Formation is offered by our parish to assist parents in teaching the Catholic faith to the youth.
We welcome new Catholics (and those thinking about it).
Age groups differ in how best to be engaged by our incredible Catholic Faith. We have developed a course based high school program where students choose and select from optional and required courses. Using Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition we explore the deep riches of Catholicism. The High School program offers a flexible schedule which allows our students to maintain multiple commitments and their primary faith.
Our grade and middle school programs offer two different time offerings (4:30 & 6pm) to better fit busy schedules. We also work with home school families. Call us 757-6555 ext. 207 or 208 for a guide and to answer questions.
Parents are the first educators in the faith lives of their children. Families form the domestic church and prepare children to live as Catholic men and women. Children learn how the faith is practiced and lived out by their parents first. Faith Formation helps parents by teaching the doctrines and dogmas of our faith.
Our Mission is to help raise faithful Catholics on fire with love for Jesus Christ and His Church.
Praised be Jesus Christ!!
Classes resume 4/5 Upcoming days without class: April 12th is family Stations of the Cross.
Please follow the traffic flow pattern for picking up and dropping off kids. This helps ensure the safety of students. See the picture below:
Our Faith Formation program offers a Catholic education at a cost of $100 per child with a maximum of $275 per family. Each family is also assessed a registration fee which is $25 for families with one child and $50 for families with more than one child enrolled in Faith Formation.
High school classes simply cost $25 each. This is to make sure that families are not overcharged if their child is only enrolled in two classes. High school fees apply to the $275 max family fee.
SCRIP is a program that allows St. Mary's to get funds from local businesses with no extra cost to our parishioners. Local businesses generate business by giving a certain percentage from the gift cards back to St. Mary's. Using SCRIP does not cost you anything extra, it is essentially free money for our parish. All SCRIP information can be located here.
Each family has a SCRIP goal of $100 dollars. After that each family gets 50% of the overage back to pay tuition or to any other fund within the parish that the family desires. It is conceivable to pay for tuition entirely with SCRIP.
Example: A family of four spends $100 a week in gas, $100 a week in groceries, and $25 in toiletries. The percentage back from gas is between 2% & 10%. The percentage for groceries is between 3% & 5%. The percentage for retail is between 2% & 13%. So each week this family could easily bring in $5 a week in gas, $5 a week in groceries, and $2 a week in various other purchases. Over the course of the year that's $624 that comes to the parish without costing the parish or parishioners a dime.
We have a few rules that we would like to lay down right away.
- 1. No hats (winter hats excluded) in the building (parents too).
- 2. No gum.
- 3. No cell phones.
- 4. Wear appropriate clothing. Boys wear pants at the waist and girls wear appropriate length shorts and shirts that cover what should be covered.